Families Can’t Wait for Health Care

Our goal is health coverage for every parent and caregiver in North Carolina – so they can be there for their kids. Together we can get there!

Great News!

The North Carolina General Assembly has voted to expand Medicaid and the Governor has signed it into law! It will be enacted when the state budget passes. Now we begin the work of making sure all North Carolinians can access this life-transforming care. Please make a gift to NC Child today.

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Stories from the “Coverage Gap” 

North Carolinians share their experiences of life without health coverage, in their own words.

Randy and Steve
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Do you know what it’s like to live without the health coverage you need?

Insights & Resources

5 Ways Medicaid Expansion Helps Kids
Kaiser Family Foundation: Who Could Medicaid Reach With Expansion in NC?
Care4Carolina: Get the Facts About the Coverage Gap
Early Childhood Educators in the Coverage Gap
Cone Health Foundation: Benefits of Expanding Medicaid in NC
Health Care Can’t Wait: How Medicaid Expansion Helps Kids

Medicaid expansion helps kids

Medicaid expansion would bring affordable health coverage to more than 100,000 North Carolina parents with children at home. Most of those who would be covered by expanded Medicaid are working – sometimes in multiple jobs. Many work in essential jobs like child care.

When parents and caregivers have health coverage, children are more likely to be covered as well. Research has found that states that expanded Medicaid have significantly lower rates of uninsured children.

Medicaid expansion also supports healthy pregnancies and births by allowing new parents to take care of their health in the critical time before pregnancy.

Medicaid expansion takes real stress off families – both financial and health-related. As a result, in states that have expanded Medicaid, there has been a significant drop in child neglect.

In the News

Fox 8

It’s a done deal: North Carolina House passes Medicaid expansion, sends the bill to Gov. Roy Cooper


NC Health News

Medicaid expansion bill glides through committees in the state House of Representatives


NC Health News

Medicaid patients and county workers brace for the end of the COVID public health emergency


The Winston-Salem Journal

Medicaid expansion deal stirs mostly positive responses